Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada


The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports post-secondary-based research and training in the humanities and social sciences. By focusing on developing Talents, generating Insights and forging Connections across campuses and communities, SSHRC strategically supports world-leading initiatives that reflect a commitment to ensuring a better future for Canada and the world. READ MORE

SSHRC-supported research in the social sciences and humanities enhances our understanding of modern social, cultural, technological, environmental, economic and wellness issues, It raises complex and challenging times, and where we are headed in the new millennium.

The work SSHRC encourages the deepest levels of inquiry. It spurs innovative researchers to learn from one another’s disciplines, delve into multiparty collaborations and achieve common goals for the betterment of Canadian society. Research outcomes are shared with communities, businesses ad governments, who use this new knowledge to innovate and improve people’s lives.

SSHRC also invests directly in Canada’s future. Through the social sciences and the humanities, students receive the best possible training in critical thinking, complex, decision-making and creative exploration. By investing in scholarships, fellowships, and research training, SSHRC helps develop Canada’S best and brightest scholars and researchers into Canada’s future leaders.

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Stanford Human Rights Center

The Stanford Human Rights Center provides tools for students, advocates, states, and civil society to better understand how to respect and protect human rights. The Center was created in 2013 to conduct applied human rights research. The Center promotes events, student engagement, and public understanding of international human rights and global justice. READ MORE

The Center’s work focuses on public policy analysis and the identification of international best practices in the areas of (criminal) justice reform, conditions of detention, and the inter-American human rights system. The Center’s team mostly work in (and on) Latin America, but our close collaboration with Stanford’s International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic has taken us across the globe.

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Amnesty International Canada

With more than 3 million supporters, activists and volunteers in over 150 countries, and complete independence from government, corporate or national interests, Amnesty International’s mission is to protect human rights worldwide.READ MORE

Amnesty was formed in 1961 to protect individuals speaking out against corrupt and oppressive regimes around the world. As the world has changed, so have we, and we now publish research, and campaign, on all areas covered by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  Amnesty International turns knowledge of human rights violations into global awareness and action. Its mission is to uncover the truth about human rights abuses and mobilize individuals to take action so that human rights abuses are stopped, individuals and communities are protected, and perpetrators of human rights violations are brought to justice.


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Human Rights Research and Education Centre

The Human Rights Research and Education Centre strives to bring together educators, researchers and students from other disciplines based on the need to approach issues regarding human rights from a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspective, both in order to respect such rights and to explore that which they require in a complex, interconnected world. The HRREC benefits from a bilingual and bijuridical environment. The Centre privileges research, teaching and outreach partnerships, with academic units, governmental and civil society organizations. READ MORE

In 1981, upon the initiative of Yvon Beaulne, Canada’s former Ambassador to the United Nations, and with the support of Gordon Fairweather, then Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, the idea of a human rights centre at the University of Ottawa was born.

That same year, fifteen of Canada’s leading constitutional and human rights scholars were invited by the then first Directors of the Centre – Gérald A. Beaudoin and Walter Tarnapolsky – to write chapters discussing the various sections of the newly entrenched Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. After extensive research and editing by the two Directors, the work resulted in a landmark human rights text in Canada entitled “The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: A Commentary”. The publication, published in 1982, soon became the leading work on the Charter and heavily influenced the Supreme Court of Canada in its interpretation of this fundamental constitutional document of Canada. In 1985 and 1993, the Centre published a 2nd and 3rd Editions in both official languages.

One of the oldest in Canada and North America, the Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) comprises researchers from the Faculties of Common Law, Civil Law, Arts and Social Sciences. Since its creation, the Centre has developed international research and education programs focusing on countries such as Argentina, Brazil, China, El Salvador, India, Indonesia, Kosovo, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe, among others.

The Centre has grown over time through the dedication and talent of its past directors: late Senator Gérald A. Beaudoin, late Judge Walter Tarnapolsky, Prof. Ed Ratushny, William F. Pentney, Prof. William W. Black, Prof. Errol Mendes, Prof. Constance Backhouse; Prof. Shelia McIntyre, Marie-Claude Roberge, Prof. Joanne St. Lewis and Prof. Lucie Lamarche.

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The Law Faculty, Central University of Chile

The Faculty of Law and Social Sciences aims to educate lawyers committed to excellence and to the country, with values such as democracy and social awareness in an atmosphere of pluralism and respect for diversity and human rights, which is followed by the generation and dissemination of knowledge through research and training.READ MORE

The Faculty of Law and Social Sciences imparts Law: program which fosters the principles of pluralism, tolerance and active recognition of diversity. The future lawyer regards justice and legal certainty as guiding values of the discipline, prudence as a virtue of its act, and solidarity as the value of relationships with others.

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Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM) 

The Defence for International Human Rights Clinic

The Defence for International Human Rights Clinic is proud to celebrate its 10th anniversary this year as a pillar in the field of clinical education in the promotion and protection of human rights, both internationally and nationally. READ MORE

Clinical teaching allows students to get directly involved in real human rights issues in collaboration with partner organizations around the globe. To date, more than 300 students have been trained in the defense of human rights through their transition to the DIHRC.

Founded in 2005 by Bernard Duhaime and Carole Hilling, and now under the direction of Professor Mirja Trilsch, DIHRC was the first international human rights law clinic in la Francophonie. Innovative and with years of experience, the DIHRC served as a model and, on some occasions, participated in the creation of numerous international law clinics in Quebec and elsewhere in the world.

Indeed, since its creation, the DIHRC has developed a solid expertise in litigation and international advocacy in all areas of human rights including migrant rights, women’s rights, protection against sexual violence, human rights Relating to indigenous peoples, the fight against torture and the protection of natural resources, to name a few.

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As a Boutique Business Law Firm, the firm is guided by the principle that clients deserve a personal and close relationship with their legal advisors. With the belief that a “fewer clients, more attention” approach would resonate in this fast-paced world, Hugues Boisvert opened a law firm at the young age of 31. Hugues’ vision was shaped after working for two reputable law firms in Ottawa and practicing law at Grosso & Co, located in Buenos Aires, Argentina. READ MORE

From its creation, the firm’s vision was to create a boutique law firm with an entrepreneurial mindset. The firm’s lawyers relate with clients by providing and giving practical advice based on their clients’ business needs. As a reflection of an entrepreneurial mindset, the firm is called Hazlo. Hazlo means “do it” in Spanish.  The team perceives their clients as “doers” and so are they. The firm’s lawyers practice exclusively in BusinessTax Litigation, and International Law. This allows their team to focus their collective experience and knowledge to deliver exceptional service to their clients.

Over the years, the firm has been recognized with many awards, including the Ottawa’s Exceptional New Business Award and the Top 10 Fastest Growing Companies in Ottawa for two consecutive years. Their team continues to expand, but remain true to their vision and foundational pillars. They strongly believe that this philosophy is the reason for their success and will continue to form the foundation of their future.

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